All Orthopaedic Clinic Locations

MARC - UT Health San Antonio Click for information

Audie L. Murphy Memorial Verterans Hospital (VA) Click for information

University Health Systems Trauma Clinic Click for information

Texas Diabetes Institute Click for information

Mays Cancer Center at UT Health  Click for information

Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center, Laredo, TX  Click for information

What conditions do Orthopaedists treat?

Orthopaedic surgeons are physicans who are specially trained in the treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, discs, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the body. Training to become an orthopaedic surgeon typically requires five years of training after the completion of medical school. During this time, the surgeon learns to use screws, plates, rods, and many other strategies for realigning or rebuilding diseased or damaged tissues in the musculoskeletal system. Further sub-specialty training of 1 to 3 years is often pursued after completion of general training in orthopaedics.